Giving some insight into the world of cosplay

It’s not uncommon to see a few people walking the streets of downtown Fredericton dressed up in detailed or odd costumes during the summer. No, it’s not Halloween, it’s something called cosplay.   For people who do not know, cosplay can be described as dressing up in a costume of your favourite character from a…

Highland dedication makes dreams happen

Nicole Odo is a competitive Highland dancer, teacher and university student who’s been dancing for 13 years, since the age of seven. In the past year she has achieved her dream of placing top six in the World Highland Dance Championships in Scotland. Now, she is preparing her own students for the Canadian Championships in…

Ghomeshi trial sparks hope for change in justice system

The news of Jian Ghomeshi’s acquittal didn’t take long to hit social media. Soon after the verdict was released, many people turned to their screens to stress their opinions. Many are against Justice William Horkins’ ruling. Support was posted everywhere for the victims. Hashtags like #IBelieveSurvivors and #WeBelieve Survivors were common trends. St. Thomas University…

Construction Scheduled for Fredericton Intersection

It’s one of the busiest intersections in the city of Fredericton. With access to the highway, the Regent Mall and Prospect Street. An estimated 50 000 cars travel through every month so the question on everyone’s mine this summer when work begins is what will this mean for traveling? Released back in November, the intersection…

Breaking the binary; gender in today’s society

The concept gender is different now than it was even 10 years ago. Today, the concept of gender is moving away from the typical binary – something made up of two parts, in this case male and female. More and more transgender people are coming out every day. With resources and educational tools constantly improving,…

Students overwhelmed with end-of-semester stress

Ancient student proverb: everything is due at once. It’s the end of the semester and assignment due dates, final papers and exam season are fast approaching. Some students are feeling overwhelmed, and say that their health has been compromised due to unrealistic course loads. Ayla Poitras is a third-year STU student, and says that she’s…

Flooding still a concern despite mild winter

This winter was a milder one, with less snowfall than in previous years. But officials are warning homeowners and businesses along New Brunswick’s rivers that there is still a chance of flooding. Randy Robinson, a retired manager of the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization, said flooding is caused by a combination of melting snow and…

Grads Creating their own business

  Graduation time is near and many grads are worrying about their future. There was a time when a University degree assured you a good job, good pay and a comfortable life. Not anymore. “I’m really wanted to stay at New Brunswick, but there are not very many jobs here. So I might probably go…